The Week in Numbers
Personal bests for Kane and Ronaldo
Real Madrid’s record marksmen
Bruno Henrique, Kerr, Lloyd and Shearer feature
spectators watched Australia beat Chile 2-1 in their highest-ever attendance for a home women’s international. Sam Kerr’s brace moved her on to 38 for the Matildas and into joint-third on their list of all-time leading markswomen, alongside Cheryl Salisbury and behind Kate Gill (41) and Lisa De Vanna (47).
goals for Real Madrid in La Liga is what Karim Benzema moved on to with a double against Eibar to eclipse Ferenc Puskas and go sixth on their list of all-time leading marksmen in the competition behind Hugo Sanchez (164), Santillana (186), Alfredo Di Stefano (216), Raul, (228) and Cristiano Ronaldo (311).
goals in his last 30 appearances for Portugal is what Cristiano Ronaldo made it with a treble against Lithuania. It left him with his best-ever international return in a calendar year (13 in nine) and on 98 overall, 11 shy of Ali Daei’s world record.
goals is what Carli Lloyd registered in 2019 – one every 61 minutes on average – to finish as USA’s leading markswoman in a calendar year for the third time. Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe were her closest rivals on nine apiece.
goals in nine appearances for England in 2019 is what Harry Kane made it by becoming the first player in history to score back-to-back hat-tricks in Wembley internationals. Only George Hilsdon in 1908 and Dixie Dean in 1927 netted more for the Three Lions in a calendar year, with 12 apiece. Nine goals have rocketed Kane from joint-17th to sixth on England’s list of all-time leading marksmen in little over two months.
goals is what Denmark scored against Georgia in the first half of their UEFA Women’s EURO qualifier. Four Danes – Stine Larsen, Nadia Nadim, Nicoline Sorensen and Pernille Harder – had doubles before the break. The 14-0 triumph was one shy of Denmark’s record victory – 15-0 against the same team in 2009.
goals is what Flamengo and Vasco equally shared in the joint-highest-scoring official game in the 98-year history of the fixture. Vasco won 5-3 in 1938, while Zizinho inspired a 6-2 Fla victory in 1943. A brace from Bruno Henrique – principally a creator – left him with ten goals in his last nine appearances.
goals was the margin by which Korea Republic thrashed Australia in the second-biggest knockout-phase victory in AFC U-19 Women’s Championship history. Korea DPR downed India 10-0 in the 2004 quarter-finals. The 9-1 win secured Korea Republic Asia’s final ticket to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2020 after Japan and Korea DPR.
goals without reply is what Belgium put past Lithuania – yet they had only one scorer. Aerial empress Tine De Caigny hadn’t scored a non-header for the Red Flames in over two years, but she got two, along with a hat-trick of headers, with an own-goal also benefitting them. Belgium made it four consecutive victories for the first time in four years.
promoted sides have now navigated their first six away games in the Premier League unbeaten after Sheffield United unpredictably joined an Alan Shearer-spearheaded Blackburn Rovers in 1992 and a Stan Collymore-inspired Nottingham Forest in 1994.
teams in its 34-year history had won multiple knockout-phase games at a FIFA U-17 World Cup by at least four-goal margins until France thrashed Australia 4-0 and Spain 6-1 to reach the semi-finals.